8598.000 Citrullus Schrad. ex Eckl. & Zeyh.

Description of the genus

Herbs, trailing or climbing; annual or perennial; tendrils simple or proximately 2-3(-4)-fid. Leaves simple, usually deeply pinnately lobed. Flowers solitary, yellow; calyx short, campanulate; lobes moderately large; petals 5, united below middle. Fruit medium to large, globose or sub-spherical, greenish; pericarp firm; mesocarp fleshy, indehiscent. Seeds many usually ovate, compressed, smooth or slightly rough.

Worldwide: 3 species in Africa and Asia.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Citrullus lanatus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & NakaiN,T,GI,MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Citrullus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Citrullus
Flora of Botswana: cultivated Citrullus
Flora of Caprivi: Citrullus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Citrullus
Flora of Malawi: Citrullus
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Citrullus
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Citrullus
Flora of Zambia: Citrullus
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Citrullus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Citrullus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Citrullus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Citrullus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Citrullus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Citrullus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Citrullus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Citrullus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Citrullus
JSTOR Plant Science: Citrullus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Citrullus
Plants of the World Online: Citrullus
Tropicos: Citrullus
Wikipedia: Citrullus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Citrullus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1442, retrieved 24 July 2024

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